Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Giveaway #548 : Win 1 of 10 Amazing! kids magazines - closed - winners see below


Amazing! magazine is a new children's magazine based on the primary national curriculum, covering subjects such as Maths, English, Science, History, Geography, Arts, Foreign Languages, Personal Development and lots more. It's designed for boys and girls aged 7+ and all three of the Madhouse kids (aged 6, 11 and 14) have been reading it and making frequent comments and sounds, including "wow", "eurgghhh" and "hey, Mum, did you know ...?".


Each issue has a theme and the two that we received focused on Ancient Romans and The Human Body. The great thing is, it is as fun as it is educational.


I knew they'd have the balance just right when I read their introductory email. "We take things that children actually like reading about such as zombies, aliens, cheesy feet etc and link these in clever and humorous ways back to the national curriculum. In this way, children get to read things of interest to them, and all along they're learning about the things that matter - there's nothing else quite like it on the planet!" It really does deserve the Amazing! title !


As soon as I started flicking through, the illustrations and generally irreverent tone really reminded me of Horrible Histories, a book/TV series that the Madhouse kids all love and that also has the perfect balance of humour, learning and eww-factor. It turns out that Amazing! magazine have recently taken on the ex-editor of Horrible Histories magazine, as well as writers from the Simpsons and Beano comics, and their experience at targetting this age group really shines through.


Each monthly issue has 36 pages but there is so much packed on to each page that it actually seems like a lot more. There are in-depth articles, fun facts, stories, posters, cookery and craft projects, activities such as wordsearches and spot the differences, ...


The projects only use things that you're likely to have around the house so there's no need to run to the shops to stock up on supplies when you have over-enthusiastic children bouncing around, desperate to get stuck in. I'm looking forward to trying out the recipe for Libum, the Roman version of cheesecake, and Pierre is almost bursting with excitement at the idea of making sticky green bogies from marshmallows and popcorn ! Other projects would appeal to slightly older children, such as building a catapult or an articulated hand. There's certainly plenty to keep us busy during the holidays !


Each magazine sells for £3.99 or an annual subscription costs £49 for 12 issues, with teachers and schools receiving discounts. You can take advantage of a 10% discount on subscriptions by using the code WOW10 at the checkout. Find out more at:

I'm also delighted to have ten copies of Amazing! magazine to give away to lucky Madhouse Family Reviews readers, so fill in your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below if you'd like to get your hands on one of those.


UK only. Closing date : 13/4/16

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after 28 days, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !

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64 comments:

  1. I would love to win prize. A topic I would like children's magazine to cover is Safety. It would be nice if done in a matter of fact, everyday part of life way. Sometimes this could be humorous, as that way maybe more memorable also we do not want to scare children. Our aim is that they are safe by being made aware, being responsible etc.

    Also First Aid could be introduced as children can be quick to learn and some have called Emergency Services successfully for ill adults such as a parent etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  2. the magazines look fun & interesting. they seem to cover alot already but basic first aid or online safety might be good

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  3. It's a brilliant magazine making learning fun I'd like to see about different cultures

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  4. Jacqui Williams6 April 2016 at 16:11

    With the new grammar tests in the SATS I think it would be great if a magazine could introduce some of the new things the children need to learn.

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  5. Catherine Pawsey6 April 2016 at 16:49

    My daughter is a big art fan so anything arty would be great.

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  6. Something about space and my son loves it

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  7. healthy eating I think is needed in kids magazines to teach them which foods are good for them

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  8. Ways to resolve conflict with friends and classmates.

    @rachiegr

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  9. learn about different countries!

    Ashleigh

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  10. (melissa crowe) my boys would love to try x thankyoufor the chance

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  11. Exercise for children keeping fit for life

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  12. I would like an article on old-fashioned hobbies or games like stamp collecting, or how to play French skipping.

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  13. Hobbies and games that don't involve technology xx

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  14. Lynsey Buchanan7 April 2016 at 11:30

    Animal Habitats

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  15. I'd like children's magazines to cover a green way of life, and have a cooking for kids page too. Haven't seen this magazine yet, but it sounds great fun.

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  16. history with some gruesome stories - kids always remember the gory bits!

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  17. I have read this mag before and my eldest loved it, so would love to win

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  18. Toys and games through the ages from Roman times and beyond right up until the present day.

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  19. My kids would love this especially the gruesome stories

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  20. Recipes as my kids love cooking!

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  21. Sport and fitness for kids.

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  22. I'd like them to demonstrate some common sense to try and show children how it works!!

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  23. computer programming! i dont think its covered enough based on th future tech

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  24. Child Safety including staying safe online, Stranger Danger and Hazards but in a fun way that engages them

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  25. Keeping safe online.

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  26. Taking care of thing, toys, pets etc ..but in a fun way x

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  27. internet safety in a fun way the kids can understand :)

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  28. Healthy eating would be great topic

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  29. I would love to see more about healthy eating and how it can be achieved in fun ways

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  30. I'd like to see more about internet safety and also first aid as it doesn't seem to be taught very often now

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  31. maybe a parents section with advice or tips .x

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  32. Philip Underwood12 April 2016 at 20:18

    I'd like it to include some more baking and maybe some animal care tips.

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  33. These look great. I'd like to see ones including features on Vikings and Victorians (x2mum on twitter)

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  34. I Would like to see them cover current affairs that are going on in the world right now

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  35. this looks good - would like to see features on world events

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  36. i would like to see a topic on healthy eating

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  37. Keeping safe online

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  38. How to survive without modern technology

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  39. basic first aid would be great

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  40. making sweets that are good for you

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  41. Healthy eating, growing fruit/veg and fun recipes too

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